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BATS Magazine

VOLUME 10, NO. 3 Fall 1992


Heading south for the winter

Hoary bats (Lasiurus cinereus) are one of America's largest and most handsome bats. With their long, dense, white-tipped fur, they have a frosted, or hoary, appearance. From late summer into early fall, they begin their long journey south, migrating to subtropical and possibly even tropical areas to spend the winter. Traveling in waves, they are often found in the company of birds, who also migrate in groups. For the rest of the year, however, hoary bats remain solitary.

These bats of the forest are among the most widespread of all bats, found throughout Canada and the United States and south into Central and South America. The hoary bat is Hawaii's only native land mammal. It also occurs from Iceland to the Orkney Islands and has been reported in Bermuda and the Dominican Republic.

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All articles in this issue:
ON THE COVER
Bracken Cave: A Priceless Resource
Adventures in Photographing Bats
In Progress: A New Book About Bats
Venezuela's Bats: A CASE FOR CONSERVATION
Bats in Magic, Potions, and Medicinal Preparations
THE PAUL WINTER CONSORT
WANTED—PROFESSIONAL VIDEO PHOTOGRAPHER
BCI Co-sponsors International Symposium on Desert Succulents
Protection for Critical Bat Caves in New Mexico
Educational Materials Produced for Latin America
BCI's Second Bat Tour to Costa Rica a Success
NPCA Promotes Bat Conservation
"The Secret World of Bats" Airs
New BCI Board Members
Heading south for the winter

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